Designed by Claire Sumner
This pattern is for a 12 strand 'Panama' Braided Bracelet. Panama is a variation of the traditional 8 strand Kongo Gumi Japanese braid.
The tutorial will contain the layout pattern as well as the basic instructions of Kumihimo braiding with 12 strands. It will produce a braid with a very distinctive ridged pattern with faceted beads on the ridge.
Level: Some experience of kumihimo
8-page pattern with full-colour step by step diagrams and written instructions
TRUE2™ 2mm Faceted Beads
14.5yds (13m) C‐Lon Beading Cord (0.5mm) Colour A
8.5yds (7.6m) C‐Lon Beading Cord (0.5mm) Colour B
39’’ (1m) C‐Lon Micro Beading Cord (0.12mm) Colour B1 x 6mm Magnetic Clasp
2 x Cord End Caps, 2 x Jump Rings and a Clasp
A short piece of S‐Lon to attach the weight to the braid.
A strong thread such as KO or Fireline
Equipment required :
Kumihimo Weight Lite (45g) or a bag of coins weighing 45g
1 x Kumihimo Bobbin
Zap Gel Glue
Fine Chain‐Nose Pliers